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Whakatane River Walk

The Strand, Whakatane, New Zealand
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Very pleasant without being spectacular

We had a very pleasant walk along the river on Monday morning. Took us about an hour return trip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian S
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
A hidden gem

We've been coming to Whakatane for years but only recently discovered the fantastic path along the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tauranga, New Zealand
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“easy walk” (11 reviews)
“bike ride” (6 reviews)
The Strand, Whakatane, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very pleasant walk along the river on Monday morning. Took us about an hour return trip from town. Very little along the route but there are a couple of bars etc. close to town end of the walk.

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming to Whakatane for years but only recently discovered the fantastic path along the riverfront. Covering the length of town and linking with access from all sorts of parks this is a brilliant space for a quiet walk or bike ride. There is...More

Thank RDeyNZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A picturesque walk from the Whakatane Bridge to the Whakatane Heads. Easy for prams. Passes near the centre of town and all the cafes. The Whakatane Fishing Club is right on the waterfront and you pass the historic waka under shelter near the launching ramp....More

Thank whakatanehoggs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice quite walkway that starts right at the whakatane bridge all the way to the end of whakatane near the heads. Well taken care of, beautiful scenery, it's a must do if your looking to do something relaxing.

Thank Coralielie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The River Walk is perfect for an early morning walk. Refreshing and very beautiful. The pathways are wide and well kept, rubbish bins emptied on a Sunday morning very impressive. Very peaceful to be able to walk along here, listen to the birds, see the...More

Thank Kath K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The River Walk is quite beautiful, especially when the tide is high. Also suitable for cycling as long as cyclists take care to avoid walkers. Good for a couple in love to have a walk holding hands and a talk. Or not talk...

Thank kivrin1953
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Great walk along the river to the ocean mouth. Stop along the way for fish and chips or at the fishing club for something to eat and drink. Carry on to see the boats coming in and watch the waves. Sit on the seats at...More

Thank sharoneverett79
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Whakatane and it's many walkways, beaches, fishing, surfing and weather are one of the most understated and hidden gems. Where else do you have all these activities and attractions within a 15min drive or in many cases a 10 to 15 min walk. It also...More

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

After our Mataatua Maori experience we visited the Whakatane River Walk. The scenery was beautiful during a partially sunny and cloudy day, with the weather not being too hot or cold during the afternoon. The Maoris were really generous and told us the story of...More

Thank Justin9127
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Whilst visiting Whakatane recently we needed somewhere to park our large campervan while we had a look around the town centre, not an easy task but eventually found a spot along the river. What a lovely way to walk into the town centre.

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